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>> next at 6:00 the i team reports on a person of interest identified in the gypsy hill muers. >> the approacheing taken in the hunt for a mountain lion. >> and a closure of a preschool and the mess for dozens of parents and kids. >> and a bad srt for a restaurant. what is in a name? sometimes, everything. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> there is a major break this eveninin a serial killing spree that terrorized the bay area nearly 40 years ago. >> the fbi believes this man may
have killed five young women from the peninsula in just a few short months and another in reno. dan noyes has been looking into why he's now in the spotlight. >> dan? >> he has a long rap sheet, in egon state prison and looks li he's about to face more serious charges. th new information comes out of a washo county courtroom. he is granted a new trial after the death of a reno college student. dna testing revealed a new suspect. the dna at the cigarette butt at the crime scene and at two california murder cases belongs to rodney hallbower the fbi eluded to the evidence, announcing a task force to investigate what is now called the gypsy hill murders.
>> reno murder occurred between five murders and reese yeventdz uncovered that leads us to believe the reno murder is linked to our murders. >> the reno victim and five bay area women died between january and april 1976. a 14-year-old tanya blackwell, gypsy hills area, 17-year-old paula baxter found behind a millbrae church. 26-year-old carol booth in a shallow grave near kaiser hospital in south san francisco, and denise lampy, stabbed to death in her car in daly city. >> and it was the cigarette testing in that case that may tie him to other crimes. these fbi picres show how he looked in 1976. he's been able to espe from
prison, twice. so you can be sure authorities are keeping an eye on him. >> a walnut creek police officer was in court today, but not to testify against someone he arrested. he's facing charges and answering to a bizarre crime accused of beating a woman while aring a ski mask. >> we've rerned officer thompson retired in the wake of a bizarre attack where he put on a ski mask and grabbed a baseball bat. >> sir, do you have anything to say about this? >> the 54-year-old police officer had nothing to sy after appearing in court where he pled no contest to three fenies, inincluding assault, and being armed with a gun at the time of the crime. >> to his credit, he admitted guilt early and hopefully, he can get on with his life.
>> thompson wa arrested outside of his fath's vacant home and suspected of brutally attacking a woman he thought wastrying to break in. >> it appears he in somehow believed he may attempt to break into his father's house wchl a ski mask and gloves he beat her with a baseball bat. >> the investigators say the woman had run out of gas ask was walking when attacked her injuries were serious, but not life threatening. thompson is a 30-year veteran of the police department. >> thompson can be sentenced to a judge and will be back in court septembe10th >> a teen made an appearance today in juvenile court. authorities say he stabbed a 14-year-old freshman as williams walked out of this mission
district convenience store. police are investigating ifhe deadly confrontation rose out of a social media dispute. the school is now collecting money to help the family. >> we're coordinating parents too make sur they're delivering food to the family, whether hot meal or grories, making sure the families have what they need. >> horace mann school held a community vigil for him this morning. >> tonight animal control officers are trying to find a mountain lion. a 6-year-old boy is recovering after being bitten over the weend. he was attacked off montebello road thboy was bitten by the big cat as if it we he was a deer. we're glad to say the boy is doing well. >> that is right. he was treated athe hospital
and released today. he had bite wnds on his neck and head. and right nextto that sign is that box trap the game wardens will try to fill those traps with the carcasse of dead animals, and hope that the elusive mountain lion will take the bait and they'll caure it. the 6-year-ol boy was with family and fries yesterday afternoon on a hikin trail just off the winery grounds. he was walking about ten feet ahead of the group when the lion grabbed and dragged him through the brush. authorities say his father, and another man were able to get the lion to release the y by shouting and scaring it away. searchers and their hounds have seen tracks appearing to be from a same mountain lion. game warden travis jared was with dogs all night.
>> we have cut tracks going up the hill and back down the hill and a few tracks that are fresh. >> tonight, searchers will bring in fresh traps that would enable wardens watch the animal alive and dnaagainst that left on the child >> this animal had to be euthaniz. >> the trappers prefer dogs to snf out tracks. here, they found one in z.chased it up a tree. visitors to the wineryad mixed feeling here. . >> i feel it's safe. >> had to cancel plans to take a hike in the woods today. >> game wardens say the lion
fired the boy and family running backto the parking lot. >> there are important tips, first,don't run. face the animal head on. look bigger by waving your arms around. throw rocks and if you're attacked, fight back with everything ahead. >> parents in the north bay are scrambling after theudden closing of a preschool. lastear announcing it's closing effective immediately. there had been financial difficulties. and it's a double blow. the director is just as much a victim as students and parents. i'm in the boat with the teacher
was out a paycheck, without a job. >> the own did not go on camera but told abc7 news that bridge point had been in a nding sale for months. at led parents to pull kids, causing hardship. >> a number of community are outraged by a new restaurant called banditos. for many, it' an old ethnic ur. now, people want owners to change that hing. >> remember the character frito bandito? it was retired in 1971 because many mexican americans were offended the same community is saying in the year 2014, soone would pick the word to ne their
restaurant. in just a week, owners managed to infuriate those in the community. >> it's uptting. and i think we should be expecting our allies and friends in other communitieso do the same. >> owners efed many posts criticizing the name banditos. margo gomez wrote basically you revived an old ethnic slur. it's really bad you're saying mexicans are thieves. >> for la teen yoez are older, it's a source of pain. it's there with wet backs and beaners. >> gomez has been in touch with the owners of the restaurant. they had posted on facebook our intention was never to discriminate or reference racial stereo types the restaurant received many comments and had to turn off all posting ability on facebook.
a few blogs in los angeles wrote about it on how it had offded ma. >> we can come up with a better name. you know? it's not anything comfortable for me. >> one person wrote metimes, i think pc police in this town goes too far the owners said they were too busy working on the menu the owners of banditos removed the name from the glass above the door. no word on whether they'll ange the name entirely. >> just hours away until apple's big day. just next, excitement building and people are expecting something big. >>yes, fire destroys a rollercoaster at magic untain. how could this happen? >>oday look for summer heat by the end of the week.
taing about start ups and something else. >> this is the conversati here. >> in just hours, tim cook will take the stage in cupertino. >> not yet. >> someone else has apple insider posted this video of what looks like a giant white box. there is speculation it could be a hu demo area at the least a new iphone. also, this leaked video shows someone in china may have one. >> all of our devices have gone higher. >> samsung just unveiled it's galaxy note four. we can see something smaller. >> people are excited about that because we haven't seen leaks. that many leaks.
and so this is a surprise >> tech crunch writer thinks apple might not call it a watch at all. >> it's not just a smart watch. it's something that hasn't resonated yet. >> would open new doors for app develope. >> it's not just techies that care what apple announces. there is broad appeal. walk into a coffee shop. >> yes. i'm excite >> why? >> just here to see something new from apple. >> and so is wall street. >> it'soing to be the first evidence of what apple is withou input. >> just maybe one could be sitting inside of the white box. in san francisco, abc7 news.
>> and be sure to join us tomorrow for abc's world news tonight. david muir will be in cupper tino at 5: >> four years afte that deadly gas piline explosion, the devastated neighborhood is still showing a lot of emotional and physical scars. ther are empty lots and rebuilding has been slow and it killed eight people. pg&e bought several of the lots and the mayor accused it. >> takes it to a new discovery. it's upsetting and taken a long tiechl we wt to see justice done. >> pg&e may have to pay a
$1.4 billion fine. the mayor want the money to go to pipeline safety. >> a fire burning in yosemite park is now heading towards popular camp grounds. flames are four square miles east ofalf dome. crews have picked up nearly 100 hikers so far. trails are closed but most of the national park remain open, including roads. a fire erupted in southern california and you can see part of the kol lossus collapse. the park was not open at the time. it opened in 18 and ride being converted into modernized wooden and steel coaster. >> a seable donation will help
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and maybe longer. wel see. a lovely day. sunny skies over the coast. here is a live view looking west. you can see clouds off there and so coast is clear now. mid-60s in oakland. 73 degrees in gilroy. here is a live view fro our tower mera. thin puffs of clouds over the city. low 70s infairfield. and another live view looking at western sky, you canee clouds continuing to drift in from west. a big harvest moon tonight.
warming up tomorrow. hot conditions inland here is our radar composite showing stormy weather in the state. how about southern arizona, around phoenix area as matter of fact. it has been pounded yesterday but a dust storm. and today, heavy flooding rains. and arizona had six inches of rainfall today. tapering off now but there is still rainfalling. here is why. you can see over next 36 hours, we can see it tering off with no affect on weather here in the bay area. low clouds in the mid to upr
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today's crash involved one plane in a heap the rest of the races have been cancelled for today. >> and an nfl star accused of suspending his wifebeen suspded indefinitely. >> it shows ray rice knocking out hi future wife. the fl claims it never saw the video befe today. >> this video is awful to watch. >> it is terrible z everybody is wondering whathe nfl knew and when did they know it? did the commissioner wake up and see the video for the first time like rest of us did? the claimfrom the nfl and ravens is that they had not seen the interior elevator video until it appeared on tmz which begs theuestion how could
goodell levy a suspension without finding out? did they just take his word for it? how could a $9 billion business with its own security team and political, law enforcement connections not gain access to a video on tmz? >> it's something we saw for the first me today you know? all of us. and changed things, of course. when someone you tear about does wrong, you know, and faced with consequences of doing wrong, it's tough. it's hurtful. and my painis for them as a couple in going forward, my hope is that they can make it ork. >> ravens terminated his contract. ke in mind he'd been paid $22
million in bonuses. it remains to be seen what he would need to do to return to nfl. his career may be ov but before we jump tohat conclusion, remember, michael vic came back from a dog fighting conviction, and prison, welcomed back to the nfl. i doubt we've seen t last of ray rice on a personal opinion. just got news tmz is saying they have proof the nfl knew. so we'll see if they have proof. >> yes. >> thank you. >> well, a niners defensive lineman faces domest violence charges as you know after an arrest at his home. and there is a report that says police were called to that house just weeksbefore. today, the sacrameo bee reported police were calle to his house in pay for another
distbance the team and league said they'd let the investigation play out before deciding whether he will be punished. he's expected back in curt a week from today. >> secretary of state john kerry says he'll travel to the middle east in a new effort to gain international support in the fight against isis, saying iraq had cleared a mar milestone in defeating the islamic militant group and iraq's parliament swe in the new government today. >> tonight iraq has a unity government. tomorrow, i will continue to build the broadest coalition of partners around the globe to confront and defeat isis. >> the president says he'll make an announcement on wedneay in the plan going forward.
>> a serious health scare for children. hundreds of kids coming down with an extreme respiratory virus, many have to be hospitalized. some doctors worry could beme a national outbreak. >> apotentially deadly virus spreading, infecting just children. over three weeks a thousand kids in more than ten states have en stricken with a serious respiratory illness. cdc confirming dozs have tested posive for the rare entero virus 68. sirp symptoms begin like a cold runny nose, coughing and sneeng. fever. but quickly turn serious wit wheezing and trouble breathing. >> whenever i hear a virus triggering wheezing and difficulties breathing i'm concerneas a pediatrician and parent. >> a severe symptoms can come on
fast >> my head started hurting. my lungs started closing up. >> this 13-year-old knows firsthand. >> i scatted showers scared i remember thinkingays going to diechlt >> to gorom a cold to probably minutes from death, that is scary. >> in a denver hospital, 900 children have been treated. >> our pediatric floor is full of patients with severe respiratory distes. >> with school in session, doctors worry it will keep spreading. >> i think it's a matter of time >> and doctors stress importance of hand washing and urging
parents to be aware. >> homeland security department internal watch dog says the agency is ill prepared to respond to a pandemic saying nearly all of the antiviral medicines will expire by next year and that the stock will be unusable after 2014. >> arnold schwartzeneggar was back today for an official unveiling. >> i have missed being here many times >> arnold schwartzeneggar was back in sacramento. in the capitol rotunda to unveil a portrai one that will hang with those before and after. >> never did i think i would be governor or that one day there would be a portrait hangg here in the state capitol. i might have envisned a sculpture onousel beach.
>> two of his sons jned him for the ceremony, featuring comments from jerry brown. >> he did a hell of a lot. just like everyone elgs, you had flaws and critics >> brown joked about his official portrait. an ab tract piece. >> california is a rare leader in climate change because of governor schwartzeneggar >> both schwartzeneggar and brown attended a climate change conference, an issue both democrats and republicans were able to come together on during schwartzeneggar's tenure. >> arnold schwartzeneggar first two years was very different than last two years. that showed a capacity to listen, and to efrp pathize. >> as for schwartzeneggar's new portrait, it will be stored for a week before hung next to the man he succeeded, gray davis. in sacramento, laura anthony, abc7 news. >> well, just ahead here at 6:00
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is the broad band and wi-fi in your home as strong as you would like it to be? >> chances are, it's probably not. >> a b area company based compansays it thinks it has the chance tooor broad band and gave us a peek allen's broa band signal was so weak, he couldn't stream movies from the cloud. >> saying you don't have the speed so i won't be able to down load >> larry couldn't get a wi-fi signal. >> and previously, i can only use them to the front door. couldn't stand on the porch. he is ceo of intuiti
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>> you know many people associate stroke was aging but doctors at stanford health care say they can strike younger patients the key to survival is often recognizing symptoms cheryl jennings has the story. >> jen is an energetic mother of three, in her 30s that may explain why she did not recognize the symptoms that appeared out of nowhere last january. including a severe headache and diminished visi >> i told my husband i was going to take it easy, sleep, drink
fluids. >> 24 hours later doctors diagnosed a stroke. saying they're notncommon in younger patients. >> we see 10% or more occurring in young patients under age 45. >> a new nationwide study found while incidents of stroke dropped, most improvement was patients over 65 years old researchers believe some may not have seen improvemean increase . otherothers, it may come down to physiology. >> below age 45 there is probably a lot of nonmodifiable risk factors.
>> jen made a strong recovery. her family kps a reminder of stroke signs on the refrigerator. including symptoms such as slurred speech offer loss of function in arms. and anyone of which could indicate a trip to the emergency room. >> it could happen to anyone. >> that is a warning for all. >> yes. it is. yes. >> low clouds and sunny skies, warm conditions tomorrow as a matter of fact. with clouds and moisture lingering down into the southeastern part of the state. tomorrow, her we'll see sunny skies and mid-60s to near 90s
ravens cutting rice today after the new video on tmz. rice was set to rejoin ravens this story. ravens owner said he first saw the new video this morning and decided almost immediately on the spot that the team was going to cut tie was rice. ravens played steelers in thursday night football this week reaction from pittsburgh corner back william gay, whose mother was killed in a domestic violence incident when gay was only seven years old. >> my mom passed away from
domestic violence. and so that is wrongf him. at the end of the day, you don't need to r away from ray rice he needs help. that let's you know domestic violence is real. it's real in the nfl. like i said, we're not immune it. best of luck to ray rice. ws on the field now, 49ers cut la michael james, who asked to be released. james second round draft pick and never hit in, agued by injuries just never mad an impact as a return man, either.
and speaking of hide, he ran ke he's shot out of a canyon yesterday. this is 235 pounds ofaw speed and power. >> you p your toe in and understand there are improvements to make. there are things tt are better for it. >> raiders opening with a914 road loss yesterday. most of the game from the jets listing from every ang imaginable. >> i think you've got to pay wall balanced and got a guy back there, he's going to be a
special guy we jushave to make plays and helpim out. >> instead of the final we got today's u.s. open final in new york. one of the coaches was scrappy has a player. he was down the line here. and had a big forehand righ there. he wins a first career major and $3 million on top of that. baseball, a's and ite sox. josh reddic, two runblast. next batter here it comes there it goes again.
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